Founded in early 2009 and funded through seed capital previously provided by private investors and South Eastern Book Company’s equity investment, College Book Renter has grown into one of the largest and most rapidly growing online textbook rental companies. By offering textbook rentals at up to 85% below their purchase pr
For over 75 years, Rogers Jewelers has lavishly exhibited a sparkling smorgasbord of fashion and bridal accoutrements. The professional staff guides customers to ensure informed purchases. Accessorize with a Diamond Key Pendant, a take on the old-fashioned skeleton key design ($59). Rogers provides free inspection and cleaning of jewelry, as well as a lifetime guarantee with each purchase of a diamond or promise to have children for the sole purpose of purchasing diamonds in the future. Rogers also donates to the American Red Cross and local school programs.
Hydrating thirsty throngs for more than 70 years, Culligan specializes in the successful capture and distribution of refreshing, see-through aqua pura. Using strictly monitored EPA processing and bottling standards, Culligan's reverse osmosis purification method removes contaminants and microscopic impurities that can escape the grasp of carbon-filter pitchers, faucet filters, and some other filters. On your initial delivery, a Culligan water ward will dress your domicile with a personalized water cooler, plus four 5-gallon jugs filled with purified water or minimally filtered spring water. With Culligan's in-home water service, customers can reduce their use of plastic bottles while saving themselves from the aftermath of a hard-water attack.
The thoughtful retail staff at Gracious Me! escorts guests through a packed showroom of curios and household decorations. The eclectic gallery curates products, including lamps, figurines, and patterned china, to suit a spectrum of tastes. Treasures ranging from funky necklaces ($15) to exquisite wall art ($250) enchant shoppers on the market for bodily and domestic décor. People seeking customizable footwear-flair snoop through the selection of SwitchFlops ($40 a pair on average) and interchangeable bands that match outfits, moods, and number of toes. Curios such as candles and jars take up temporary shelf-space at the boutique before being bagged and shuttled to buyers' homes. Old-fashion letter-writers can secure sets of stationery ($9) on which to scribble notes for pen pals or birthday invitations to state senators.
For more than 60 years, Toys“R”Us has been helping kids be kids and grown-ups to revisit their childhoods by providing one of the largest selections of top-brand toys, electronics, games and everyday baby essentials. Founder, Charles Lazarus, revolutionized the toy business by modeling his stores after supermarkets, providing a variety of options to suit varying ages and interests and offering customers to help themselves and have fun in the process. Today, that sense of playfulness is evident at nearly 600 stores in the United States alone, including a flagship location in Times Square where kids are greeted by a 60-foot Ferris wheel, a 5-ton animatronic T-Rex, and a life-sized, 4,000-square-foot Barbie house.
Beyond everybody's favorite bikes, trains and video games, each Toys“R”Us store keeps its shelves stocked with the season’s must-have toys as well as nostalgic standbys that never go out of style. Time-tested brands such as LEGO, Radio Flyer, NERF and Fisher-Price share the shelves with an expansive selection of electronics for older kids, including Wii U and tablets. And though the company has inspired generations of boys and girls to try their hardest not to grow up, it also strives to ensure budding brains develop right on track by devoting a significant portion of its stores to “smart-play” with a wide selection of electronic learning toys and software.
Toys“R”Us—whose extended family of brands includes Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz—has earned a number of awards and recognitions through the years, including a spot on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. The company has also drawn considerable recognition for its expansive charitable efforts, which include partnerships with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Save the Children. This year also marks the tenth consecutive year that the company has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations in its stores to benefit the organization.
True Birds’ patrons unearth vintage-inspired treasures among the online boutique’s stock of accessories, which have garnered praise from Vogue and Lucky Magazine and which include delicate wedding headbands and hair clips reminiscent of the era of The Great Gatsby. Twin sisters run the boutique out of California, imbuing the shop with their passion for enhancing natural beauty with dramatic vintage-reproduction accessories and regular toothbrushing. In addition to bedecking the coiffures of their online shoppers, True Birds’ sisterly proprietors have accented the professionally styled outfits of celebrities including Taylor Swift and Hilary Duff.